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February 4, 2013
11:46 EDTCYBXCyberonics rallies after former employee drops lawsuit
Cyberonics (CYBX), which develops nerve stimulation devices that are supposed to combat epilepsy and depression, is rising after former employee Andrew Hagerty dropped his lawsuit against the company on February 2. Hagerty, a former sales representative at Cyberonics, had alleged that he was improperly fired by the company, Jefferies analyst Raj Denhoy wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Moreover, Hagerty stated that Cyberonics had committed significant "broad-based improprieties," according to Denhoy. Hagerty alleged that Cyberonics had systematically committed fraud by coercing surgeons to prematurely remove the batteries from Cyberonics devices implanted in patients, short-selling blog TheStreetSweeper reported last month. Hagerty's decision to terminate the lawsuit removes an overhang from Cyberonics shares, wrote Jefferies' Denhoy, who reiterated a Buy rating on the stock. In late morning trading, Cyberonics jumped $4.37, or 10%, to $48.72.
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April 14, 2015
11:31 EDTCYBXSorin-Cyberonics merger receives US antitrust approval
Sorin S.p.A. and Cyberonics announced that the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, relating to their pending merger, has expired, thereby satisfying one of the conditions required to finalize the merger transaction. As previously announced, Sorin and Cyberonics entered into a merger agreement pursuant to which the two companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. The proposed combination of Sorin and Cyberonics will create a new premier global medical technology company. The transaction, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, is currently expected to be completed by the end of the third calendar quarter of 2015. The transaction is subject to approval by both Sorin and Cyberonics shareholders, the receipt of required regulatory clearances, and other customary closing conditions.

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